Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

One of the most influential organisations near Pool is expanding. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is to take over management of the whole of the 268-mile Pennine Way, from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders, in a bid to assure the future of the national trail.

The authority has secured a £350,000 annual grant from Natural England, current managers of the 15 national trails in England and Wales, to maintain and improve both the walking route and the 205-mile Pennine Bridleway, which runs from Derbyshire to Cumbria.

The Mayor’s Buttercross Stall- Volunteers Needed

Dear All

The Mayor’s Buttercross Stall takes place a week tomorrow and we are eagerly looking for any willing volunteers.

Otley Action is one of the recipient mayoral charities this year and we have been asked to find any willing helpers to man the stall between 1012 noon on the day.  In addition, any donations of bric-a-brac (but not books) would be most welcome.

If you are available, would you please let me know.


Many thanks.

Pool Parish Council Elections

Parish Council Elections

2015 is the year in which Parish Councillors stand for election or re-election. The election date is the same as for the Parliamentary Election, May 7th. Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council already has vacancies but all existing Councillors will, in any case, have to stand for election if they wish to remain on the Council. If you would like to stand for election to the Parish Council you need to visit: http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales for the appropriate forms and information. When you have completed the forms, these need to be hand-delivered to:

Electoral Services

Level 2, Town Hall

The Headrow

Leeds LS1 3AD,  on one of the following dates:

Tuesday 31 March  9am – 5pm

Wednesday 1 April  9am – 5pm

Thursday 2 April      9am – 5pm

Tuesday 7 April       9am – 5pm

Wednesday 8 April  9am – 5pm

Thursday 9 April      9am – 4pm (deadline)

You can make an appointment to submit your nomination by phoning Ange Smith on 0113 2476725 or emailing angela.s.smith@leeds.gov.uk.